Oops Trump’s Xenophobic Policies Lost in Court Again
Sanctuary for sanctuary cities:
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) April 25, 2017
“A federal judge blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order targeting so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions on Tuesday, just as the White House was looking for victories to celebrate from the president’s first 100 days in office.”
“Trump’s order was challenged by the city and county of San Francisco and the county of Santa Clara, California, two of the jurisdictions under presidential fire for limiting their cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”
“Tuesday’s legal setback is yet another defeat for Trump, whose executive orders, particularly those related to immigration, have met resistance in the courts. U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the order’s enforcement, effectively preventing the administration from pulling federal funds from the sanctuary jurisdictions that sued and others that may likewise feel their federal funding is at risk if they don’t go along with Trump’s anti-immigrant policies.”
“The Constitution vests the spending powers in Congress, not the President, so the Order cannot constitutionally place new conditions on federal funds,” wrote Orrick, who was nominated to the court by then-President Barack Obama. “Federal funding that bears no meaningful relationship to immigration enforcement cannot be threatened merely because a jurisdiction chooses an immigration enforcement strategy of which the President disapproves,” Orrick added.
“The judge held that the executive order, which Trump signed during his first week on the job, is likely unconstitutional because it is too vague and would likely deprive the localities of monies that are rightly theirs, which would violate the Fifth Amendment. The judge also said the order likely violates the 10th Amendment and the separation of powers.”
Trump keeps saying he doesn’t care about the First 100 days while his actions keep saying the opposite. Now he’s back to ‘See you in court.’
“President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on the nation’s judiciary Wednesday, blaming the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for the ruling by a federal district court judge that blocked Trump’s move to deny federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities.”
“First the Ninth Circuit rules against the ban & now it hits again on sanctuary cities-both ridiculous rulings. See you in the Supreme Court!” Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning.”
So did he just admit it’s a Muslim ban?
“This case is yet one more example of egregious overreach by a single, unelected district judge,” the White House statement continued. “Today’s ruling undermines faith in our legal system and raises serious questions about circuit shopping.”
Actually it does the opposite. It gives us faith in the system.
Trump also suggested that the 9th Circuit is biased against him and his policies, tweeting in subsequent posts that “Out of our very big country, with many choices, does everyone notice that both the ‘ban’ case and now the ‘sanctuary’ case is brought in the Ninth Circuit, which has a terrible record of being overturned (close to 80%). They used to call this ‘judge shopping!’ Messy system.”
He’s again calling it a ban.
Trump keeps denying that he cares about 100 Days while desperately trying to get a win. But for most Americans, we are grateful he’s proved so inept.
Certainly this gives some hope to the Hispanics and Muslims that he targets.
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